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Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?
August 30, 2000 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?

Blog*Spot.com is run by Pyra, it's obviously not done yet, but it looks like it'll be an easy-to-setup microhost for blogs, complete with templates.

On a semi-related note, is anyone using WrapZap as an ASP for forms on their blog? Seems like integrating that with Blogger would be a nice little bit of advanced functionality for Blogger Pro.


posted by anildash (21 comments total)

 

Oh, and can we preemptively skip the hand-wringing over the banner ads on Blog*Spot?


posted by anildash at 7:50 AM on August 30, 2000


So what's this Pyra e-mail newsletter, and will it ever be used? It seems I hear every bit of news about Blogger/Pyra through Meatfilter. And there's been plenty of news to send out a circular.
posted by rschram at 8:10 AM on August 30, 2000


why is it in a foreign language (german?)?
posted by starduck at 9:11 AM on August 30, 2000


That's dummy latin starduck. Just a place holder so you know what the page will look like with text.

For shits and giggles do a search for Lorem ipsum dolor at google or AltaVista.
posted by Mick at 9:19 AM on August 30, 2000


Yeah, dummy latin known in the trade as "greeking". Bizarre. But that's why Carl's column on writing for websites is entitled Lorum Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet.
posted by holgate at 9:43 AM on August 30, 2000


that WrapZap seems kind of cool, but who exactly needs it, and for what? I think a dumbed-down version would be great for the blogger-but-no-html types, but why would a serious developer use it?
posted by chaz at 11:49 AM on August 30, 2000


Aw, ACCESS IS DENIED. Not ready for prime time?
posted by dhartung at 12:51 PM on August 30, 2000


I just wanna know, does Enterprise Blogger offer four-processor support? And a shuttlecraft?
posted by dhartung at 12:52 PM on August 30, 2000


The post on evhead earlier today (which was meant for the internal Pyra blog) seem to reveal that the Pyra team are working hard on numerous new projects/features. The post hinted at imminent releases! I'm excited.
posted by williamtry at 1:45 PM on August 30, 2000


Then again, maybe the "accidental" post was just a ruse to get people talking. ;)
posted by evhead at 2:04 PM on August 30, 2000


You *BASTARDS* !

Next thing we know you'll be wearing Lee Jeans and talking about your stock car.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 2:33 PM on August 30, 2000


Well, Ev as bleary as you looked on your webcam this morning I'm going with serendipitous accident. You just don't strike me as the conniving sort (Dave Winer's ranting aside- sheesh!), especially at that time of night.
posted by Axodys at 6:01 PM on August 30, 2000


I heard that Blogger Datacenter Server would solve all my blogging needs. Blog-clustering supporting up to 256 nodes and 4 terabytes of entries. Wow!
posted by daveadams at 7:30 AM on August 31, 2000


Wow, an entire Blogger-related thread and not a peep out of efader about "built to flip"? Must be chilly in hell right now.
posted by wiremommy at 4:13 PM on August 31, 2000


I wonder why no one has mentioned this other pyra flub? Matt's said too much already...
posted by mathowie at 4:23 PM on August 31, 2000


It's BlogTrek!
Web Apps, the Final Frontier?

And I'd heard rumors Derek didn't leave to write a book, he just stepped into the Quantum Blog generator... and disappeared!

Now, does anybody have a tool that can scour the whois directory for all the registered domain names containing the letters "b-l-o-g", so we can get a hint of pyra's other 147 projects?

And as long as I'm asking pyra-related questions, do you have to commit to attend fray day 4 to get invited to mathowie's bachelor party? (beans spilled by the the bradlander)
posted by wendell at 9:58 PM on August 31, 2000


No, you merely have to commit to hiring the stripper. While you might suspect I am lacking in appropriate expertise in this area, I assure you that I am not. I am merely unfamiliar with the local...er, talent.
posted by bradlands at 11:34 PM on August 31, 2000


Brad, Brad, Brad . . . DIY.
posted by alan at 11:57 PM on August 31, 2000


I would like the record to reflect that, in making a reference to a stripper for Mathowie's impromptu bachelor party, I did not use the phrase "built to flip." Thank you, and goodnight.
posted by bradlands at 12:19 AM on September 1, 2000


Now, does anybody have a tool that can scour the whois directory for all the registered domain names containing the letters "b-l-o-g", so we can get a hint of pyra's other 147 projects?

How about Domain Surfer? There are 593 matches for "blog". Most of them unrelated happenstance combinations of "log" with a word ending in 'b', but it's a start!
posted by daveadams at 6:22 AM on September 1, 2000


Although, interesting to note that Pyra receive some of the now-redundant servers from Deepleap (?!)
posted by williamtry at 3:27 AM on September 2, 2000


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